Thursday, November 16, 2006

Shopzilla

This IKEA store just opened on Wednesday in Round Rock (just north of Austin). People were camped out in line since Sunday to get in!! Supposedly there were special prizes or something. There would have to be a new car in it for me to camp out for 3 nights in chilly air and high winds just to get into a store. Hopefully, the store will still be there later (like in January) because I wouldn't mind going there. I've never even been to an IKEA.

Now I see that people were camped out at least one night, maybe more, at a Best Buy so they can get the new Sony Playstation. Some of the people interviewed said they were just going to resell it for more money. In the same newscast, they say that the CompUSA is going to open on Thanksgiving to let shoppers get the jump on "Black Friday". Boooo on you, CompUSA. I know they are not alone. This is a trend.

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6 comments:

pissed off patricia said...

What kind of store is that? Never heard of it. I cannot think of a thing in the world worth standing in line and camping out for. It's just not worth it.

Blueberry said...

I think it's furniture and trinkets, but they have their own line and style of stuff. Here's a link.

No, I can't think of anything offhand that I would camp on the sidewalk for. Not anymore. Did it before... when I was younger, for rock bands.

Plus, I would rather not smell like a goat by the time I got in the store.

HillCountryGal said...

Blueberry, I saw this on the news. And was stunned that people will camp out to get into a furniture store. I won't even wait in line to eat at a quality restaurant. So you know we don't eat out much.
And yes, I do remember camping out to see the rock bands. Many, many years ago. :-)

Ellie said...

I have an Ikea here and I actually like the store. It's been here for a year now so no campers. I will say this, if you don't stay on the main path your first time, you can get lost, though there are "shortcut to" doorways and signs that help.

The Best Buy lines here actually had grandma's in them.

Undeniable Liberal said...

$$$$$$$Merry Winter Holiday$$$$$$$$

Let the war on Christmas begin!

Blueberry said...

I am going to be the World's Biggest Scrooge this year I think.